Leland Yee

Leland Yee Sentenced to 5 Years

On Wednesday, a federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee, 67, to five years in prison after Yee accepted a plea deal over charges of weapons trafficking.

Leland Yee (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Democrat Leland Yee Sentenced to Five Years in Weapons Trafficking Case

A federal judge sentenced former California state senator Leland Yee on Wednesday to five years in prison after he acknowledged in a plea deal that he accepted thousands of dollars in bribes and discussed helping an undercover FBI agent buy automatic weapons from the Philippines.

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June Ballot Measure a Reminder of Capitol Corruption

If passed by the voters, Prop. 50 would amend the state constitution to allow either chamber of the legislature, by a two-thirds vote, to suspend a member of that body without pay or benefits.

Leland Yee (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Bizarre ‘Shrimp Boy’ Trial Starts in San Francisco

On Monday, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, 55, the leader of Ghee Kung Tong, the more than 150-year-old fraternal organization whose former leader Allen Leung was murdered in 2006, is standing trial on charges of murder and racketeering.

Shrimp Boy Raymond Chow (Associated Press)

‘Shrimp Boy’ Accuses S.F. Mayor Ed Lee of Corruption

On Wednesday, San Francicso Mayor Ed Lee characterized the corruption accusations coming from Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow and his attorneys as “orangutans trying to deflect attention.” Chow, indicted on multiple charges in April 2014–including firearms trafficking, money laundering to murder

Mayor Ed Lee (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Gun Control Politician Pleads Guilty to Gun-Related Charges

Former California State Senator and top gun control advocate Leland Yee pleaded guilty Wednesday to public corruption. Still facing allegations of weapons trafficking, money laundering, murder-for-hire, and drug distribution, Yee’s plea deal seems to indicate that he is ready to “rat out” an even wider group of Bay Area and Sacramento conspirators.

Leland Yee (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Judge Poised To Release Calendars Of Indicted Ex-Legislators

In a victory for transparency in state politics, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny ruled last week that the State Senate is required to turn over the calendars and other requested documents from the offices of former Senators Calderon and Yee.

Capitol Dome, Sacramento (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)